Rockers Velvet Revolver
have been forced to pull out of a concert in California after frontman Scott Weiland
checked into rehab. The band had been due to play at the House of Blues in San Diego, California, on Thursday night but the gig had to be scrapped after Weiland voluntarily entered a rehabilitation center.
A statement from the group has apologized to fans and promised to reschedule the canceled show.
It reads, "Following Velvet Revolver's performance last night in Los Angeles, lead singer Scott Weiland voluntarily entered a rehab facility. Tonight's San Diego show at the House of Blues has been postponed; the rescheduled date for San Diego is (to be announced). Velvet Revolver deeply apologize to their fans and thank them for sticking by the group."
Weiland has a long history of drink and drug problems which have culminated in convictions for driving under the influence (DUI) and buying crack cocaine.
The former Stone Temple Pilots
singer also faces fresh DUI charges after he was arrested in November following an accident on a California highway.
Weiland's erratic behavior was also called into question last month when he failed to show up for a Velvet Revolver gig at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, leaving his bandmates to carry on without him.
- VR Pics
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